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The best thing a website can give me is a "session has expired" popup - but before I logged in

Good job
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“You must rotate your credentials every 60 days.”

*takes USB-C YubiKey out of slot*
*turns it upside down*
*plugs it back in*
but how do you then press the button :(
please don‘t try this with an USB-A YubiKey.

Thinking about running #DeltaGreen in #UnknownArmies instead of Call of Cthulhu - completely normal secret agents trying to deal with that bullshit

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Who called it Westworld and not Wyatt ERP

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I just saw someone talk about their mechanized X-card for the Cipher game Flesh Pit

They were like "you can spend an XP and the scene is over" and explicitly called this out as their version of the X-card

@Matt Bond | zxaos EXACTLY! This is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard as a concept. Just
throw gamer safety in the trash

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People making fun of babies for liking peekaboo 🤝 people misapplying their theory of mind and losing reverse-peekaboo to ChatGPT
Not trying to be mean

Both you and the baby aren't stupid (if you do this), theory of mind is literally empathy so if you misunderstand chatgpt as human-like, that's probably because empathy.

But if you make fun of babies I will cut you

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Anyone else considered running Postfix from an android phone? Specifically incoming
@Resuna Man - I've not used qmail in a decade and never want to again

I've been OpenSMTPd enlightened but I bet I can get postfix to do something stupid more easily
About 5 years for me.

A USB -> PCI adapter

I wonder if I can connect a GPU to my pinephone now
Ignore that it currently has a USB port in it - I'm in a mood

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The Flying Spaghetti Monster thing was really a microcosm of Internet Atheism

1) Russel's Teapot but more smug
2) Misunderstanding the phrase "correlation does not imply causation" to be smugly anti-global warming
3) Smug jokes in order to be xenophobic against Muslims in order to pretend to be smart

Every time I remember that shit I'm so embarrassed it even existed
@silverwizard I was aware of 1) but not about 2) and 3), definitely depleting my sympathy for it. It does also begs the question about the Church of the Subgenius.
@Hypolite Petovan The details are kind on the wikipedia page - which is pretty soft on the FSM though so uh yeah.

But basically - they would say "The number of pirates has decreased and the temperature of the earth has gone up - so it's pirates that cause global warming". It was... bad.

The whole "I want to wear a colander on my head in my driver's license photo was a direct result of anti-Hijab stuff.

The Church of the Subgenius I am aware of less bad things in (other than inspiring *real* UFO cults)
@silverwizard Interesting, I thought the colander campaign was meant to ridicule the anti-hijab policies, I guess I got it very wrong.
@Hypolite Petovan I mean - a lot of it is a matter of who was doing. But uh - maybe don't look up Thunderf00t or The Amazing Atheist these days.

But also - people were seriously getting the photo taken with the colander and then mocking the government for it - and that was a lot of the high profile stuff I saw. But also - I was a Canadian university student in a tech university - and so I have a cultural context.
@silverwizard @Hypolite Petovan "These days"? Wasn't Thunderf00t also part of the Gamer Gate harassment campaign?
Your read on 2 is... interesting to me. I'm not sure I agree. I always understood it, like much of their persona, to be deliberately, hyperbolically silly. The movement arose, after all, as a response to Kansas attempting to force "intelligent design" to be taught in schools—my read is that they used "pirates cause global warming" as a way to illustrate the absurdity of conflating correlation and causation.

Of course, when your MO is "claim to believe absurd things with a straight face," that can get into weird places.

Since you seem to have had a much less savory experience with these folks, I'm curious what you saw regarding climate change activism. Did you see Pastafarians actually pushing back on climate change?
@Spencer @Hypolite Petovan I would talk about climate change and environmentalism and have them make jokes about pirates in order to end conversation
Oof, yeah, that's baaaaaaaad
@silverwizard @Hypolite Petovan I saw it mostly as an internet joke. Sure, it made some points about atheism that I (as Christian) obviously disagreed with, but I wasn't offended by it.

Of course the point about pirates was wrong, because there's actually a lot of pirates today. See the Somalian pirate scare from a decade ago or so.

You make some good points though. Especially about the anti-hijab stuff. Though I don't object to fighting overly strict ID photo rules.
@Martijn Vos @Hypolite Petovan So that was kinda the thing. The FSM was very much a Motte and Bailey where it's couched in an anti-creationism joke (redo of Russell's Teapot), and then can go "Oh, Christians make stupid claims about natural disasters all the time! So let's say Global Warming isn't real because pirates". And that's one motte where people could say that it's just a correlation joke - but then there's a second motte where people can claim that there's no global warming, with both things being fairly benign and some of the points being good - but the rest of it is real bad.

And then the joke about hijabs and stuff is easy to defend as "religious people get exemptions" and "photo id rules are bad" but quite easily becomes "hijab wearers are bad because they are asking for a special privilege" and even that is easy to couch in anti-religion.

And I have no doubt certain right wing elements did this on purpose.

So I use castget gratuitously to the point of madness. But my biggest problem with it is that sometimes people completely garbage out their RSS feed and it detects as all new.

This isn't CastGet's fault - and this isn't a complaint.

I just downloaded The Exploding Helicopter Podcast to the start of history and am sad
Patreon does this shit to me so often and just fucks my automation

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A knight is, at their core, a student, a lifelong learner undergoing a journey of many phases, however it isn't until they achieve a certain understanding of gallantry that they can take the final step to knighthood

This final act of knighthood is formally known as the Dub Step
If you achieve the Dub Step you can start a House

Wizards don't follow that process they need to enter a Trance

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Imgur: Those who cannot remember the photobucket are condemned to repeat it.

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So we have to do a bunch of security trainings again in August or whatever - and I know I hate all of the security trainings - but I was wondering about fairly seriously suggesting doing an Engineering Wide "Watch the training and mock it" session
The actual goal being to have people discuss the modules and what we think is good and bad about it - and why we think things are bad/irrelevant in a productive way, with an informal feel - in order to get real security awareness training done but without making it feel as bad
How do you feel about that?

Well, I just made this suggestion to my other half in management and see if I can get this to be formal policy
We don't *make* security training
We make FUN of them

I feel bad for the security training companies - they're impossible to do a good video for, it's an impossible job, and I'm sorry this is my best solution to make it engaging

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In a conversation on reddit today someone asked if other languages have phrases like "rightie tightie, leftie loosie" to remember which way to turn screws/lids/etc. And one person answers that in Spanish, the phrase is:

"La derecha oprime, la izquierda libera."


"The right oppresses, the left liberates."

(Now I kind of want to put this on a t shirt)
wait so when the phone menu says "para espanol, oprime dos", it's actually saying "oppress two"?

Most linux frontends I use seem to have strongly disabled the "middle click to paste selected text" and also generally "selecting text sends it to the selection buffer", and I presume this is a paranoia thing, but it's also a huge pain because there doesn't seem to be an option to change it. And it has cratered my workflows.

I think I'm going to have to accept I'm not running a single user vanity instance since we now have our 6th user @MatchaZed

Got a bunch of stuff from a contractor, including a blob of terraform.

TIL that RFC 1918 lists as a private IP block!
You mean as a private IP block, right?
Verizon will probably be a bit surprised...

Ah, this puts me in a Jovial mode... :flan_XD:


@Hypolite Petovan Becky wanted me to image some computers, and I wanted to be outside

Content warning: Sandman's Shittyness and abuse

Content warning: Sandman's Shittyness and abuse

Content warning: Sandman's Shittyness and abuse

I am running a Cyberpunk game where a corporate has their headquarters outside a city, but few onsite apartments, so the people who are *in power* all do what is known locally as The Commute, a two hour traffic jam.

The world is making it clear that there's off-road public transit available, and there's an economy of people doing bike food deliveries, prostitution, and busking along the track for the four hours a day people are spending in traffic.

All for the right to drive to work in their own car.

And - Cyberpunk hurts me
You'd think the CEO would jack into his (inevitably his) in-office meat-puppet if he needed to actually be there...
@Darcy Casselman @silverwizard Interestingly enough, most Cyberpunk universes I know are pretty concerned with having diversity among soulless corporate officers.
@Darcy Casselman No no - these are VPs and stuff the CEOs are just flying

And yeah - there's a room in the basement where people do offsite meetings.

Meaning yes, these people are commuting 2 hours to be in the office to work remotely
At least the SVPs get self-driving cars, so they can join meetings during their commute (and get hijacked by enterprising hacker PCs...)
@Darcy Casselman Definitely! (Shadowrun - all cars are self driving, so all applies)

The PCs are meeting their contact in their car during his commute, because they can pose as delivery people, and it's a space he can trust!
To my players, "Yeah, looks like his headware was installed before he was grown enough to not have it hurt him. Kinda like a 10 year old who has botox scars from beauty pageants."

My players didn't know how toxic pageant parents are...

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Here is a must-read post from children's author Maggie Tokuda-Hall on how Scholastic offered to publish her book — all she had to do was remove all mention of racism.

Sure, they're banning books in Tennessee and Texas. But it's not just the books that get published and then banned from the library. It's all the books that don't get published in the first place.

Those banning books know publishers like Scholastic pull this cowardly bullshit. It's their game plan.
Cover of Maggie Tokuda-Hall's Love in the Library

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The whole "Gex X, Gen Z, millennial" thing is stupid. I've never liked it. I find it to be divisive and not only unnecessary, but I believe it also creates unfair stereotypes.

And the way people treat it like it's some kind of "science" annoys me to no end. These terms were invented by JOURNALISTS. Not any social scientists or historians. REPORTERS who were writing an article and came up with these arbitrary names on arbitrary dates.

I don't use them. It's toxic.
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I agree. I also think "Karen" is toxic because it's become sexist. People don't now use it as it was first intended.

Hey #OpenBSD people - are you getting perl errors after upgrade to 7.3?

I've upgraded 3 servers successfully so far, but bringing up my webserver gives me:
web$ sudo sysmerge
doas ( password: 
web$ sudo pkg_add -u 
Zlib.c: loadable library and perl binaries are mismatched (got first handshake key 0xec00000, needed 0xeb80000)

CPAN and CPANm both give me the same kind of errors. perl-migrate-modules gives a similar error. I rolled back the update and pkg_add work, and I ran perl-migrate-modules to try to get XS versions and things correct, and then I ran the upgrade again, with same issue.

web$ env

My env is pretty empty, and I've tried deleting my perl5 directory, and other site packages (pkg_add explicitly no_libs them but you know).

Anyone else seeing this?